I’m a big fan of Margot Potter’s creative work, and she once published a tutorial for an adorable candy vial necklace charm.  I thought the idea was so cute that I wanted to make my own version.  Instead of a wearable piece, I designed mine to be a cute little gift, or even a party favor.  These are glass vials, so this is not a kid friendly gift, but you could find plastic bottles to recreate the idea for kids, too.


Step one:  Fill the bottle with non-pareils.  I made a small paper funnel to make it easier to get the teeny tiny candy into the itty bitty container opening.

Step two:  Use your computer and a template to design labels to stick on the bottle.  You can personalize the message as you like (such as, “Morena’s lost marbles”).  I went with “Break in Case of Emergency” though the lost marbles reference might be more true.

Step three:  Trim the label to fit the bottle.  I decorated the bottle with a strip of colorful washi tape, then added the label to the bottle.

Step four:  Use a bit of twine to add the miniature hammer to the bottle.  I tied a knot around the hammer tightly then tied it to the neck of the bottle.

With Valentine’s day approaching, this would be a cute little gift for friends, but these emergency candy bottles are perfect for lots of other occassions, too! I think it would be fun to leave one of these bottles on a co-worker’s desk on their birthday.  They’d also make fun favors for a party, or a good gag type gift.  And, yes, in case of emergency, definitely open and enjoy!
Have fun crafting and creating!